Patents Examined by Mamadou Faye
  • Patent number: 11029212
    Abstract: A scale composition determination device (10) determines that Fe2O3 has been generated in the outermost layer of a scale (SC) in the case where the absolute value of a difference between temperatures of a steel material SM measured by radiation thermometers (20a, 20b) is equal to or more than a predetermined temperature, and determines that Fe2O3 has not been generated in the outermost layer of the scale (SC) in the case where the absolute value of the difference between the temperatures of the steel material SM measured by the radiation thermometers (20a, 20b) is not equal to or more than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanei, Masato Sugiura, Shuichi Yamazaki, Yasumitsu Kondo
  • Patent number: 11022559
    Abstract: Techniques for optical analysis of fluid samples using sensors and water enhancing agents for in-line measurements with a continuous flow of the fluid samples are provided. In one aspect, a device includes: at least one reagent dispenser located at an introduction point along a conduit, the conduit being configured to contain a flow of a fluid sample; at least one first detector located at a first detection point along the conduit downstream from the introduction point; and at least one second detector located at a second detection point along the conduit downstream from the first detection point, wherein the at least one first detector and the at least one second detector are configured to make optical measurements of the fluid sample. A method employing the device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Budd, Minhua Lu, Vince Siu, Evan Colgan
  • Patent number: 11022378
    Abstract: A window assembly heat transfer system is disclosed in which a window member has a selected transparency to monitored or sensed light wavelengths. One or more passages are provided in the window member for flowing a single-phase or two-phase heat transfer fluid, the passages being optically non-transparent to the monitored or sensed light wavelengths. A mechanism allows either evaporation or condensation of the fluid and/or balancing of a flow of the fluid within the passages. In one embodiment, the window assembly can be made by producing passages in a top surface of a first single plate, optionally producing passages in a bottom surface of a second single plate and bonding the top surface of the first plate to a bottom surface of a second single plate to form the window member with the passage or passages. In another embodiment, the window assembly can be made by providing a core around which the window member material is grown and thereafter removing the core to produce the passage or passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Tucker, Joshua D. Sole, Justin J. Hill, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11016203
    Abstract: The radiography apparatus includes: a plurality of imaging pixels that are provided on a resin substrate having flexibility, are used to capture a radiographic image; a detection unit; an accumulation controller that performs control such that the charge generated in each of the imaging pixels is accumulated in the imaging pixel in a case in which an operation mode is an accumulation mode; and a mode change controller that performs control such that the operation mode of the accumulation controller is changed to the accumulation mode in a case in which a rate of change in a level of an electric signal based on the charge generated in the detection unit per hour or an amount of change in the level of the electric signal per hour is greater than a first threshold value and the level of the electric signal is greater than a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Iwakiri, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa
  • Patent number: 11015874
    Abstract: A window assembly heat transfer system is disclosed in which a window member has a selected transparency to monitored or sensed light wavelengths. One or more passages are provided in the window member for flowing a single-phase or two-phase heat transfer fluid, the passages being optically non-transparent to the monitored or sensed light wavelengths. A mechanism allows either evaporation or condensation of the fluid and/or balancing of a flow of the fluid within the passages. In one embodiment, the window assembly can be made by producing passages in a top surface of a first single plate, optionally producing passages in a bottom surface of a second single plate and bonding the top surface of the first plate to a bottom surface of a second single plate to form the window member with the passage or passages. In another embodiment, the window assembly can be made by providing a core around which the window member material is grown and thereafter removing the core to produce the passage or passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Tucker, Joshua D. Sole, Justin J. Hill, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11012642
    Abstract: A detecting apparatus includes a multi-tier 3D integrated ASIC comprising one or more analog tiers and one or more digital tiers, and a sensor bonded to the multi-tier 3D integrated ASIC. The detecting apparatus includes an electrical substrate and a group of FPGAs or custom data management ASICs. The detecting apparatus also includes a thermal management system, a power distribution system and one or more connectors to transfer data to a data acquisition system configured for radiation spectroscopy or imaging with zero suppressed or full frame readout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Farah Fahim, Grzegorz W. Deptuch, Pawel Grybos, Robert Szczygiel, Piotr Maj, Piotr Kmon, David Peter Siddons, Joseph Mead, Abdul Khader Rumaiz, Robert Kent Bradford, John Thomas Weizeorick, III
  • Patent number: 11002691
    Abstract: An ion beam analysis method to quantitatively measure the presence of fluorinated compounds in aqueous samples. The method is a quick, cost effective, nondestructive and quantitative, screen for the presence of fluorinated compounds in solution. The present invention includes a novel method of using an ion beam analysis method (such as PIGE) in air (ex vacuo) to unambiguously easily, quickly, accurately, precisely and cost effectively identify the presence of fluorinated compounds (such as PFASs) that have been extracted from aqueous solutions. The present invention may be used with a wide variety of aqueous solutions, including environmental groundwater samples, with little processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Graham F. Peaslee
  • Patent number: 11000247
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a medical imaging X-ray device. The method records an earlier individual image of a series of images of a patient using a recording facility. The location of a medical component is identified, and the medical component is localized in the earlier individual image using a computing facility. A subregion of the earlier individual image is specified, determined by the position of the medical component localized in the earlier individual image and with the localized medical component represented. A later individual image is recorded and the medical component is localized in the later individual image. The later individual image is displayed, the later individual image averaged exclusively region-specifically in the region of the medical component with the subregion of the earlier individual image. Method acts are repeated with the displayed individual image as the earlier individual image to enhance visibility of the medical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Baruth, Terrence Chen
  • Patent number: 11002667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to digital pathology. In order to improve uniformity at microscopic level and to enhance stability in time for color calibration, a calibration slide (10) is provided for a digital pathology scanning microscope. The calibration slide comprises a substrate (12) and a pixel layout (14) comprising a plurality of spaced apart metal nanostructures (16) arranged on a surface (18) of the substrate. The substrate is optically transparent. The metal nanostructures are arranged to produce plasmon resonances for generating a color image under a bright-field illumination. The color image comprises a plurality of calibration color values that are provided for calibrating a digital pathology imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Marius Iosif Boamfa, Susanne Maaike Valster, Prarthana Shrestha
  • Patent number: 11002607
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an optical detector configured to detect at least a portion of incoming radiation. The apparatus also includes an optical component configured to provide at least the portion of the incoming radiation to the optical detector. The apparatus further includes at least one flexure that mounts the optical component to the optical detector. Each flexure is configured to deform in response to expansion or contraction of at least one of the optical component and the optical detector. Each flexure may include a side surface that is flexible in a first dimension and rigid in second and third dimensions, where the dimensions are orthogonal to each other. The optical component may include at least one of a filter, a lens, a polarizer, an aperture, and a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephen Marinsek, Thomas P. Sprafke, Richard J. Peralta
  • Patent number: 11006054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for radiating or receiving an electromagnetic wave. The device includes a substrate including a recess coated by a material that reflects the electromagnetic wave, a metal portion that radiates or receives the electromagnetic wave, and an electronic element connected to the metal portion on the substrate. The metal portion includes a portion provided above an opening of the recess and a portion which is located on the substrate and connected to the electronic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Alexis Debray, Takeaki Itsuji
  • Patent number: 10987074
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing apparatus maintains previous image capturing position data stored in an image capturing position data storage unit 15 of a control unit 13 when a setting of a reference position of a long-length imaging region and the number of images to be captured are not changed. On the other hand, the radiation image capturing apparatus clears the previous image capturing position data stored in the image capturing position data storage unit 15 of the control unit 13 when either a setting of a reference position of a long-length imaging region or the number of images to be captured is changed. Then, the control unit 13 temporarily prohibits X-ray image capturing, and a warning display unit 16 causes a display unit 11 to display a display prompting input of image capturing position data for subsequent long-length image capturing. This display is kept displayed until an operator inputs image capturing position data for subsequent long-length image capturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Shirota
  • Patent number: 10989821
    Abstract: A coded aperture mask is provided. The coded aperture mask may include a 2-D planar substrate having a plurality of holes constructed based on a Cartesian product of a first 1-D aperture set and a second 1-D aperture set. The first 1-D aperture set may have a first balanced decoder. The second 1-D aperture set may have a second balanced decoder. The Cartesian product may involve the first 1-D aperture set and the second 1-D aperture set arranged in a non-zero angle (e.g., 90 degrees) to each other. The first 1-D aperture set may define a first axis of the 2-D planar substrate. The second 1-D aperture set may define a second axis of the 2-D planar substrate. The plurality of holes on the 2-D planar substrate may correspond to holes in both of the first 1-D aperture set and the second 1-D aperture set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Nanyang Technological University, Auckland University of Technology
    Inventors: Paul M. E. Shutler, Kevin Byard
  • Patent number: 10983324
    Abstract: Provided is a light detecting apparatus including: a phase locked loop portion that generates a sampling clock based on a synchronization signal output from a light source that emits pulsed laser light; an A/D convertor that performs sampling of signal light output from a sample as a result of radiating the laser light thereon in accordance with the sampling clock; and a received-data processing portion that accommodates, every time N items of the sampling data are continuously acquired, the N items of data in a single data sequence. The phase locked loop portion is provided with a clock generating portion that generates a clock that has a frequency that is N times a pulse frequency of the laser light and that is synchronized with a phase of the laser light, and a delay adjusting portion that generates the sampling clock by adjusting a delay amount of the generated clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yabugaki, Ryusuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10983060
    Abstract: The invention provides systems for characterizing a biological sample by analyzing emission of fluorescent light from the biological sample upon excitation and methods for using the same. The system includes a laser source, collection fibers, a demultiplexer and an optical delay device. All references cited herein are incorporated by reference in their entirety as though fully set forth. Unless defined otherwise, technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Pramod Butte, Paul Lapchak, David Scott Kittle
  • Patent number: 10983008
    Abstract: A bolometer pixel trigger including a substrate, a bolometer formed on the substrate, and a thermal-sensitive film trigger. The thermal-sensitive film trigger includes a resistive varying thermal-sensitive material configured to change resistance in response to a change in temperature thereof. The thermal-sensitive film trigger is configured such that current flow therethrough varies in response to changes in the resistance of the resistive varying thermal-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mitchell, Ryan P. Boesch, Matthew C. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10978600
    Abstract: An active imaging system comprising an illumination source for emitting a radiation pulse towards a target resulting in radiation reflected from the target, a receiver comprising one or more germanium photodiodes for receiving the reflected radiation, and a method for using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TriEye Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Danan, Omer Kapach, Uriel Levy, Avraham Bakal
  • Patent number: 10971887
    Abstract: A laser device may include a light source configured to emit a laser beam in burst operation, an optical sensor configured to acquire a cross sectional image of the laser beam during a certain period for every certain cycle, an image processor configured to receive an input of an image signal of the cross sectional image outputted from the optical sensor and output beam relating information about the laser beam, a beam traveling direction adjuster configured to adjust a traveling direction of the laser beam, and a controller configured to control the beam traveling direction adjuster based on the beam relating information when at least a part of a period in which the optical sensor acquires the cross sectional image is overlapped with a period in which the light source emits a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Tooru Abe
  • Patent number: 10966612
    Abstract: A refractive component includes at least one reflection surface and at least one diffractive optical element. The refractive component is configured to receive a light beam and the light beam expands within the refractive component and is reflected by the at least one reflection surface. The diffractive optical element is configured to receive the light beam reflected from the at least one reflection surface, collimate the light beam, and redirect the light beam out of the refractive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Open Water Internet Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Newswanger
  • Patent number: 10962932
    Abstract: A time measurement device for calculating a time from an input of a first trigger signal to an input of a second trigger signal as a measured time includes a start gate configured to generate a start signal, a stop gate configured to generate a stop signal, a TDC circuit configured to generate a digital code corresponding to the time from an input of a start signal to an input of a stop signal, a delay circuit configured to delay an input of at least one of the start signal and the stop signal to the TDC circuit by a predetermined delay time, and a control unit configured to calculate a measured time on the basis of a plurality of digital codes generated by the TDC circuit, wherein the time delay unit selects at least two delay times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Ken Kitazawa, Mitsunori Nishizawa, Takashi Ito